This Season's Veggie Garden:
Tomato - Cherry
Tomato - Fresh Market
Lettuce - Green & Red
Squash - Zucchini
Squash - Scallop
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When it comes to setting up your garden space, make sure you choose a location that gets lots of sun and try your best to leave anywhere from ½ to ⅓ of the garden space empty for the next box since there is a slight overlap. This will allow for you keep the plants that are still growing/you are continuing to harvest from in their place and still have space for the new plants.
When it comes to the leafy greens being sent in your box like the red loose leaf, those can be harvested through the year if harvested from the outside in leaving the growing point in the middle intact.
The lettuce head will most likely be a one and done harvest. When you harvest your lettuce head, cut the least amount of the stem as possible (cut as close to the base of the lettuce head) to allow for the possibility for it to grow another head. If you see it isn't going to grow another one, you can pull it out.
The squash and are very susceptible to pests like cucumber beetles and squash bugs. Larger pests like birds, squirrels and rabbits will jump at the opportunity to take a bite of your veggies so I would highly recommend putting up some netting!
For the squash, the more you harvest when they are young, the more it’ll produce and continue to produce! The size to harvest the squash is when they are about 4-7 inches long and the flower is still attached. This is also the case for the zucchini you have in the box!
The sweet pepper will take about 2 months to grow and will be ready to harvest when it is 3.5-4 inches in length! The sweet pepper will produce more than one pepper at a time but once they’ve been harvested it’ll take a while before more start to produce. It’ll be up to you to keep it in your garden come the summer season or if you would rather like to pull it out to make room for what’s next.
The scallop squash should be harvested when they are 4-5 inches wide and can get huge if you let them! Harvesting when they are this small gives the most flavor and also makes it more likely that they'll continue to produce!
Happy Gardening! :)